What exactly does a heat-packing, god-fearing, constitution-defending American have to do to vote around here? That’s the question that many were asking here in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County last week after the City Fathers and Mothers of tiny Marctic Township moved to have the township polling places returned to the Methodist church from which they were relocated a few years previous.
According to an article in the March 8, 2012 issue of the Lancaster New Era Intelligencer Journal, the elementary school that currently houses the polls offers better parking, better access and a more functional space than the church. It is centrally located and easy to find. In most ways it is the ideal location for a public gathering to be held. However, the problem lies in the fact that it is illegal to carry a gun onto school property – any school – which includes the school where the polls are located. This has the undies of some of the local citizenry in a considerable bunch because they would not be able to exercise their God-given right to carry a gun any damn where they please, any damn time it pleases them.
Even into an elementary school.
Even into a polling place.
Even to vote.
Think about that....
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